|veera pathirar kovil in viyaaparimoolai|
|erincha amman kovil, viyapari moolai - let me confirm the name|
|The old thoola kinaru (well) in front of pillayar kovil|
Yours truly made a return to this village after 20 years. Yes 20 years! The circumstances never gave me a chance, my last visit was when I was 7 years old. Before that we used to go there every school holiday and spend time with our grand parents and relatives. All this time I could remember the place only in patches, I could remember the grand parents house in parts, the living room, the varendah, the small water tank ( as kids we referred that as the swimming pool), the mango tree, the wedding of my aunt, the wall over which Indian Army would peep to check the people at home, the house of my aunt and then of course the kannae kalai mannae song.
|village children fishing in the sea with a polythene bag|
|an exit of an old house|
|view from the cremation place in village|
The best part is the fact that, even in the current state, the village has a sense of tranquility, being far away from the pollution, the noise and the life styles of industrialization. It gave me alot of fresh air allowed me to be in a zen state.
The attachment the people have on religion is very obviously apparent, while all the houses are in shambles they had made sure that the temples were all polished and maintained in top state.
Finally I liked the place, for that matter the whole of Jaffna, for one more reason, the bata slipper is considered decent enough even to be worn even to weddings and its perfectly natural to go around in vetti or sarong even without a shirt. :D